Monday, 9 March 2015

Brownies, Bibles and the Best Voice mail EVER!!

"Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing week! For us, this week was jam packed full of great things!

Last Monday we baked some delicious brownies for our Relief Society president because she hasn't been feeling too good these past few weeks, so we thought...who doesn't love brownies?!?! Of course we had to test them out to see if they were good enough for her...they were. You can't beat brownies made from scratch!

Baking brownies!

The end result ... yum!

On Tuesday we went to see a potential investigator, Veronica. She requested a Bible through so we went to deliver it to her. It seems like all the media referrals we get, everyone always requests a Bible. For a while we didn't really know how we could get these people that request Bibles to become investigators, but one of the Elders in our Zone gave us a genius idea. It was inspired! He said to ask the person what is it that interested them in reading the Bible. So we put that to practice! We went to her home, gave her a Bible, and asked what is it that interested her in the Bible. She broke down crying and told us that her husband just died 3 months ago and she wanted to read the Bible to find some answers. So we started talking to her briefly about The Book of Mormon, because it also answers the questions that she has, and we told her that it's another Testament of Jesus Christ, and what it's all about. We also briefly told her about the Plan Of Salvation, and we know it is not the end for her and her husband, and we told her that we know that families can be together forever. She accepted both the Book of Mormon and the Bible and we hope to start teaching her this week sometime! So it was really amazing, and she was really sweet :)

Also this week we met with Brian and Holly in Brian's house to read some scriptures together. Brian is preparing to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood so it's REALLY exciting! We're pumped about it! :P The Branch President gave him some reading assignments from the Doctrine & Covenants so we helped out! It was awesome!

On Friday we had a Zone Conference in Worcester (pronunciation in Massachusetts accent is Wuh-stuh!). It was incredible! Our whole mission presidency spoke to us, which made it extra amazing! I got to talk to President Christensen and tell him that the Terenure Ward is my home Ward! He was like "Oh my goodness that ward!! Are things still going great there?" So I told him that the Terenure Ward is still going strong and it's still amazing! He told me I made his month! So that was super exciting! He's awesome!

Some of my MTC crew at Zone Conference!

On Saturday, we went to the Caputo's house to teach Keith..and to have lunch (which was delicious). It was cool to have a lesson with Keith there because Brother Caputo is SO straightforward with him. He just tells it like it is! Which is what Keith needs, so it's awesome.

Here is Sister Haws riding Koda the triceratops at the Caputo's house!
So, funny story. While we were having lunch, Keith and Brother Caputo were joking about something, and then Keith made a joke, and called Sister Haws a hobbit, and we were all just laughing about it and it was great. THEN, yesterday we get a call from Keith, and he left a voicemail saying "Little Hee Haws (He gave us nicknames. I'm Clover and Sister Haws is Hee Haws), I was only joking yesterday. I don't really compare you to a hobbit!  One day, some wonderful, wonderful decent young LDS Elder guy is going to be a wonderful guy for you. And I give you that blessing and good cheer." Hahahahahaha oh Keith! He's seriously the best. That was the greatest voicemail we have ever gotten. We saved it on our phone. Poor Keith felt so bad about it. Bless his heart.

Mission life is great! Being a missionary is such a blessing, and a privilege. I am SO grateful for the gospel, and for the opportunity I have to be called to bring people unto Christ, here in the Massachusetts Boston Mission! The work is hastening on! :)

I love you all! Have the best week ever!!

Sister Rebekah Barrett"

Sister Barrett also sent these really sad photos ...

So Sister Barrett would love to get some letters! You can contact me or her mom on Facebook for her flat address or write to her at the mission home address, located on the side of the page. Thank you for all the emails and support!

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